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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  Sourcing

Meppel, NL Meppel, NL Kaarina, FI

Category Manager - Installations CSC Europe

As pioneers and global leader, Hiab is ambitious to write forward our success story, inspiring and shaping our industry. The world in which we operate with our class-leading products, intelligent services and innovative digital solutions is constantly changing.


Together, we keep everyday life moving to build a better tomorrow


Hiab is looking for a new Category Manager - Installations CSC Europe, focused on Sub frames and Installation Components Spend across European Customer Service Centers (CSCs), who will enable through sourcing action our growth and cost competitiveness of Hiab Installations and Frameworks business.


The position offers flexibility in terms of working location - Hybrid working model.
As a Category Manager you will be responsible for source selection and the identification, tracking and implementation of cost saving actions to meet the year on year productivity targets for the respective category. The main sourcing focus countries are the Netherlands, Finland, Czech Republic and Poland.
In this role, you will also enable source lane and footprint changes together with business managers and CSC counterparts, while improving costs and delivery performance of key European Distribution Center (DC) suppliers towards CSCs. You will manage all sourcing activities and secure demanding and complex multi-tier sourcing arrangements, promoting Supplier Relationship Management and early supplier involvement.
This position is located in Meppel, the Netherlands, but Finland is also possible option.

Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Identification, development and execution of the sourcing activities to optimize use of Hiab/Cargotec resources over the E2E product lifecycle;
  • Identifying, tracking and implementing cost saving actions to meet the year on year productivity targets for the category;
  • RFQ preparation, analysis and vendor negotiations;
  • Contract negotiation including payment term, quality/warranty/logistics annexes and raw material indices;
  • Identification and development of new manufacturing partners within BCC countries to support current and future needs of the business;
  • Commercial participation in supplier assessments in conjunction with Supplier Development;
  • Provide support to escalate, drive recovery plans and resolve supplier quality/delivery issues using root cause analysis tools & methodology.

What you’ll need to succeed


  • Degree in Engineering and/or studies within the industrial field (or equivalent);
  • At least 5 years of relevant global industrial experience (truck, construction machines, mining, agriculture or automotive) and such in sourcing roles in an international and multi-site company;
  • Experience in using ERP systems (preferably SAP or LN);
  • Excellent knowledge in project management, sourcing methods, supplier relationship management, contract negotiation, analytical skills and legal/contractual knowledge;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Great teamwork, communication, cooperation and influencing skills;
  • Ability to travel.

You will be part of


We offer you a position in a global organisation where you are challenged with interesting and diverse tasks. These tasks will provide a great opportunity for you to grow professionally.


At Cargotec, you will join a truly international working environment and support making global trade faster, smarter, and more sustainable - smarter cargo flow for a better everyday!

Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application today!

For more information about this role, please contact Ville Kuusela, Services Sourcing Director.


Phone: +358405361563


Please note that the recruitment  process for this position is coordinated by our HR team part of Cargotec Business Services based in Bulgaria.


Hiab is part of Cargotec

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.


Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO fabrands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers.


Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.